Art Openings and Shows in NOLA
Each week, NoDef brings you a comprehensive directory of visual arts
in the Crescent City from Julia to St. Claude
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1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (11:00 AM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (2:00PM- 5:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs, with live music by The Nigel Hall Band
Michalopoulos Studio (2:00PM and 8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Zephyr Field (4:00PM and 6:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
Gerken Bike’s 5 Year Anniversary Party
Gerken Bike’s Back Yard (7:00 PM)
Drinks! Snacks! Thanks! And music by Raya Brass Band and others
Tulane University’s Dixon Hall (8:00 PM)
The final evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Hi- Ho Lounge (11:00 PM)
Weekly dance party with the Queen of Soul
Art Openings and Shows in NOLA
Each week, NoDef brings you a comprehensive directory of visual arts
May 24-May 31
New openings are on the horizon, but for now catch up on old exhibits, and some new rising stars of the experimental art world. Nineteen artists in the Vox Populi are on the frontlines at the Front, while a television champion investigates survival with his work at Staple Goods Gallery. For the restless art critic there’s always something new buzzing at night at the NOMA and the Ogden. Look below for a full run down of the New Orleans art scene.
May 17-May 24
From screenings of Oscar-winning films to exhibits by television champions, the galleries light up with artwork new and old. Work of Art winner Abdi Farah showcases his rugged, loose brushstrokes at the Staple Goods Gallery, while The Front continues its experimental ambiance with Vox Populi. As usual, Thursday and Friday evenings bring sophisticated socializing with a Saxophone Quartet at the Ogden and a magical look at swamp life at the NOMA. Check out a full list of what the galleries have to offer this week below:
April 18-April 25
Art pops up at all corners of the city, and this week there seems to be a theme. From photographic flashbacks of Woodstock’s favorite musicians to Self-Taught masters from the House of Blues Collection, even the art exhibits prepare for the upcoming music inundation at Jazz Fest. Night events follow suit. Ogden After Hours lends its stage to a dynamic duo, who know their way around a mic, while Friday Nights at NOMA turn back the clock for a showing of Judy Garland’s classic musical Meet Me in St. Louis. Check out the full line-up, old and new, below.
April 11-April 18
Add some art to your afternoon with one of the many new and old exhibits spanning from St. Claude to Magazine. Supplement French Quarter Fest with musician photographs by Rolling Stones’ first editor of photography Baron Wolman, or check out the four new exhibits at The Front, including a look into the psychotherapists of L.A. Of course, art spills into with the evening with Ogden After Hours and Friday Nights at NOMA. Check out a full list of openings and ongoing exhibits below.
April 4-April 11
The end of March marks the first official beginning of spring, and Jammin' on Julia in the Warehouse District! The bloom of a new art scene kicks off with Matilde Alberny's melancholy tour of the female body at Ariodante Gallery, and Monica Zeringue’s “Goddesses and Monsters” frighteningly fanciful turn at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.
State of the Art March 22-March 29
Art is everywhere in the Crescent City. Even the flowers at NOMA have morphed into works from their permanent collection. Check out the flora culture on the way to Hogs for the Cause before it’s dismantled and packed up at the end of this weekend. As always, music, art and libations converge for some evening, end of the week fun at Ogden After Hours and Friday Nights at NOMA. And don’t forget to catch Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s Treme before it closes at the end of the month. Treme may be over, but the Indian culture is still very much alive. See a full list of what’s new and old in the budding New Orleans art scene this week below:
March 14-March 21
The weather is getting warmer, but fur is the hot topic this week. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds a gala for the man behind Backglama, advertising executive Peter Rogers. Through the hot New Orleans spring and summer months people can dream of a heavy, mink fur coat at the Blackglama exhibition, featuring over 60 starlets in mink. As always, cocktails and music await the museumgoer after dark at both Ogden After Hours and Friday Nights at NOMA. Also, don’t forget about ongoing exhibits like Deborah Luster’s eerie photographs. See a full list of what’s new and old in the budding New Orleans art scene this week below:
State of the Art March 8-March 15
Brighten up your week with vibrant colors, energetic brush strokes and new perspectives. Edward Bear Miller takes you on a tour through the wilderness with his rustic landscapes. Examine objects of faith that helpped define Pope John Paul II. Or, get in touch with a range of emotions with Stephanie Patton’s multimedia exhibit. When the lights go out in the galleries, keep up your art buzz with some new music, shows and cocktails at Ogden After Hours and Friday Nights at NOMA. See a full list of what’s new and old in the budding New Orleans art scene this week below:
Feb. 19-26, 2013
Colorful Mardi Gras floats may not be rolling down the streets anymore, but there’s still much to see in the city. Aside from ongoing exhibits like Deborah Luster’s haunting photographs or a pair of fashionable brothers taking over Longue Vue, new exhibitions are popping up all around town. Abstract landscapes take over the Tulane art gallery, the Historic New Orleans Collection gets in touch with its Louisiana roots, and conceptualism comes to NOMA. Now that Super Bowl and Mardi Gras festivities have ended, Ogden After Hours and Friday Nights at NOMA return with more music, shows and cocktails. See what else is new in the budding New Orleans art scene below:
February 1-February 8
It’s the end of the month and even the museums are getting a fresh start. The Longue Vue gardens host works by two talented brothers from New York City, Octavia gallery gives viewers a glimpse into urban society, and the Scott Edwards Gallery sees some changes with one photographer. While Super Bowl festivities shutdown Ogden After Hours and NOMA nightlife for the week, art fanatics can rebel by following the light down to St. Claude for an Unsuper Bowl reception at the Staple Goods gallery Sunday. Whether you’re in uptown, downtown or even Metairie there’s art waiting just around the corner to be admired.
January 16-January 23
Second Saturday has come and gone, but new openings at the Ogden and NOMA both excite and terrify the museumgoer’s eye. From haunting landscapes to visionary abstracts, this week’s openings do not disappoint. At the Odgen, catch vibrant paintings by folk artists in one room and somber photographs by Deborah Luster in the next room. See what the school of Fontainebleau has in store at NOMA or check out ongoing galleries around St. Claude. Either way, don’t let the art go lonely.
January 9-January 16
Second Saturday is upon us again. This week the New Orleans art scene stretches from Magazine to St. Claude to bring us new openings, picaresque paintings and some old ones as well. Have a night out at NOMA or an O so tasty cocktail at the Ogden, while perusing exhibitions of art, sculpture and photography. Stroll down the streets on Saturday to see what galleries have in store this month.
December 12-December 19
Second Saturday has come and gone, but artsy folks can use the downtime to explore ongoing exhibitions from Magazine to St. Claude. Check out PhotoNOLA, new works from Jose Torres-Tama, and after hours events at the Ogden and NOMA. Next week, get in the spirit of the season with a CAC sing along.
December 3-December 10
Second Saturday is here, with new artwork up at galleries from St. Claude to Julia Street. Enjoy a five year anniversary reception at Homespace on St. Roch, and check out after hours art with music and food at Ogden and NOMA. Click through for this week's art beat.
November 26-December 1
PhotoNOLA is coming up, but there’s art of all varieties to be seen this weekend. Stroll openings from St. Claude to Julia, plus explore new exhibitions at the Ogden and NOMA, and The CAC’s Social Change Film Festival. Whether you’re looking for a photographic journey or an interactive experience, this weekend’s art beat has something in store for you.
November 15-November 22
This week on the art beat, folks can stroll down St. Claude and enjoy ongoing shows between their Fringe plays, and theatre people only have one weekend last to see The Importance of Being Earnest, at the CAC. Don’t miss out on after hours events with live music at NOMA and the Ogden throughout the weekend.
November 1-November 7
The Julia Street Art Walk is coming up on November 3, and there’s openings all over the Big Easy, from St. Claude, to Magazine, down Julia, and more. Don’t forget to celebrate our Latin American cultural ties along with New Orleans’ beloved Uncle Lionel with some Dia de los Muertos art at the Ogden tonight!
October 25-November 1
The beginning of the month was jam packed with artful fun, but art galleries are laying low as Halloween approaches. Don't miss after hours fun tonight at the Ogden, and hit up the CAC next door for a free discussion from keynote speaker Todd Elkin! Check out some ongoing exhibitions happening all over the city, from St. Claude, to Clio, to Julia St.
October 1-October 7
This weekend, the CAC's Art for Art's Sake ushers in a wave of exhibitions all over the city. Check out after hours activities at the Ogden on Thursday and NOMA's Where Y'Art?! on Friday, and stroll down Julia on Saturday night for light refreshments and libations as galleries open their doors for the October 6 event.
September 26-October 3
As the city gears up for Art for Art's Sake, Julia St. Galleries are unveiling exhibitions a little bit ahead of schedule. It's the last weekend to catch September's exhibitions on view all over the city, and don't miss NOMA's literary party on Friday afternoon. Get illuminated at the CAC at their glow in the dark all age adventure, and check out the Ogden this Thursday for music from Billy Iuso and a chance to see the south's finest art after hours.
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